P O Box 98, Berwyn, IL 60402, US


The Peace Center

The Peace Center -skills for peaceful living

Non-Discrimination & Other Policies


Non-Discrimination Policy

The Peace Center admits members to its classes and activities of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to members and participants at the Center. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship programs, and other Center-administered programs. 

Privacy Policy Updated May 26, 2018

We have created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm and continuing commitment to the privacy of personal information provided by those visiting and interacting with this web site. We hold the privacy of your personal information in the highest regard. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website.

We recognize the importance of protecting your privacy and our policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site. This policy will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business practices and our customers' needs.

What Information Do We Collect?

When you visit this web site you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and Web site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Web site.

Registration Information

When you register for any of our products, services or newsletters you will provide us information about yourself. Email addresses provided in this regard are added to our emailing list, just as if you signed up with pen and ink at a public event. You can always unsubscribe if you do not wish to continue receiving communications from The Peace Center. 

Credit Card Information

We store no credit card information. Payments made through credit card gateways or PayPal are protected by these third party services. The Peace Center accepts no responsibility for breach of credit card data entered into third party payment gateways. 

Email Information

If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. Emails may be incorporated into our informational communications to members and friends of The Peace Center. You can always unsubscribe if you do not wish to receive communications from The Peace Center. 

How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?

Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing the products and services you requested, to monitor the use of the service, our marketing and promotional efforts and improve our content and service offerings, and customize our site's content, layout, services and for other lawful purposes. These uses improve our site and better tailor it to meet your needs.

Furthermore, such information may be shared with others on an aggregate basis. Personally identifiable information or business information will not be shared with parties except as required by law.

Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Website, new services, and special offers we think you will find valuable. You may notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive these offers by emailing us at the link provided on the newsletter.

IP Addresses

IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as traffic data so that data (such as the Web pages you request) can be sent to you.

Sharing and Selling Information

We do not share, sell, lend or lease any of the information that uniquely identify a subscriber (such as email addresses or personal details) with anyone except to the extent it is necessary to provide services that you have requested.

How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?

You may request access to all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by emailing us at the usual address.

What About Other Web Sites Linked to Our Web Site?

We are not responsible for the practices employed by Web sites linked to or from our Web site or the information or content contained therein. Often links to other Web sites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our Web site.

Please remember that when you use a link to go from our Website to another web site, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other web site, including web sites, which have a link on our Website, is subject to that Web site's own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

Your Consent

By using our Web site you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy at any time with or without notice.

Our Commitment To Data Security:

Please note that your information is processed on our computers in the United States. The laws on holding personal data in the United States may be less stringent than the laws of your Country of residence or citizenship. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


This site allows visitors to unsubscribe so that they will not receive future messages. After unsubscribing we will discontinue sending the particular messages as soon as technically feasible.

Surveys & Contests

From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

A Special Note About Children

Children are not eligible to use our services unsupervised and we ask that children (under the age of 14) do not submit any personal information to us. If you are a minor, you can use this service only in conjunction with permission and guidance from your parents or guardians.

Acquisition or Changes in Ownership

In the event that the web site (or a substantial portion of its assets) is acquired, your information would be considered part of those assets, and may be part of those assets that are transferred.

Policy Modifications

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If/when changes are made to this privacy policy, we will post any changes here, so be sure to check back periodically. However, please be assured that if the Privacy Policy changes in the future, we will not use the personal information you have submitted to us under this Privacy Policy in a manner that is materially inconsistent with this Privacy Policy, without your prior consent.

Use of Material on this Website


Can I use material off this website?

All material on this website is © The Peace Center © Margo Ruark and/or © Peace Centers International, Inc. and copyrighted by Centers of Peace, LLC.  All material on this website is protected by US and International Copyright law.

You may save or print the results of searches and other items on this site for personal use. Permission from The Peace Center, Inc. and Centers of Peace, LLC is required for other uses, both in print and electronically.

Following is information about reusing material from this site. 

Use Online:  In almost all cases, we prefer that other organizations link to articles on our site rather than reproducing them online. Permission is not required for linking.

Permission is required to post our articles and reports on Web sites, newsgroups, or electronic mailing lists (either restricted or general). Permission is not required for sending an occasional copy of an article to a few people.

Use in Print:  Permission is required to reprint articles from this website. Appropriate credit must be given. Articles must be reprinted in their entirety.

What is Service Marked and Copyrighted? 

The Peace Center, Inc., Peace Centers International, Inc. and its for-profit counterpart Centers for Peace, LLC use the following service marks in the marketing, advertising, implementation and sales of its products and services:

Communion for Peace

Peace Assembly

Peace Donor

Peace Innovation Lab

Peace Center University

Peace Franchise

Social Franchise

Social Franchising

Social Franchisee

Waves of Peace

and other terms. These terms are marked throughout with a service mark (SM) designation. Even in instances where we have inadvertently failed to place the (SM) designation, the proprietary designation prevails by virtue of this statement.

These concepts are used in proprietary ways for both our nonprofit and for-profit enterprises and may not be borrowed or used by other organizations or individuals without express written permission from the service mark holder. Use of our products, our program formats, structures, lesson plans and other materials without written authorization is strictly prohibited

All content of this website is protected under U.S. and international copyright law. Unauthorized distribution is prohibited.

Direct all legal inquiries in writing to:

Legal Department

The Peace Center, Inc.

P O Box 98

Berwyn, IL 60402-0098